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Looking For Sick Dot Tires For Wr450

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Just Picked Up An 04 Wr450 With Nj Title. Guy Got The Title When He Bought It New Somehow. When I Get The Title Signed Over To Me Im Pretty Sure I'll Need Dot Tires Nad Turn Signals. I Was Looking At The Metzler Dual Sport Tires. Im Looking For Something Agressive But Still Streetable. Thanx For Any Feedback!

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I am using the new Pirelli Scorpion Pro's front and rear and like them a lot, a very good street tire but very aggresive for the dirt which is where I spend most of my time. I paid only $5-10 over what you would pay for dirt tires for them and they are DOT rated.

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Michlin AC-10 front and rear...awsome, awsome tires. Track masters, and millville are good too, I heard MT21's are a death trap

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Hi matty .I have gone off the Dunlop 606 rear tyres . First one did 600km bald, the one on now did 460km knobs are coming off, not good one ride and i need a new tyre . I might try Mitch desert next. Are you riding on sand or stone tracks?.

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I am very surprised you can wear out 606 tire out in 600kms and loose knobs!

Wow! the knobs are huge on that tire! I almost don't believe you!

Where I ride is gravel road mostly, but rocky / muddy / sandy / hard pack clay every where. There is a stint of about 15kms of bitumen we have to ride, that is always 100km/h+.

I just changed my rear tire to a brand new dunlop 952 for the weekend, after 200kms, it has just slightly rounded the edges off. This is my second 952 on my bike, I won't use anything else. Awesome grip everywhere (something that the 606 misses out on).

Do you specifically need a DOT tire? If not, you might want to give the 952's a go. I am just concerned about you wearing out 606's so quickly.

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I'm using MC5 for the dirt but also want to do some Dual Sport, Teraflex is DOT but seems HUGE. Anybody know if it will fit? I will also get the Metzler up front.

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I am using the new Pirelli Scorpion Pro's front and rear and like them a lot, a very good street tire but very aggresive for the dirt which is where I spend most of my time. I paid only $5-10 over what you would pay for dirt tires for them and they are DOT rated.

I would second the Pirellis... A very good tire, DOT and FIM approved. I may get the Pirelli MT32F front next time. All Pirelli front offroad/MX tires are DOT approved, and the MT32F looks a little more aggressive for the crappy Indiana mud.

The back Scropion Pro is awesome though.

M.

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I've always used the Kenda tracmaster II's front and rear, together cost me about $50.00 and seem to last very good. They run in a 6 ply and have had no flats since running these tires. Cheap and Last long, that's value!

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I am very surprised you can wear out 606 tire out in 600kms and loose knobs!

Wow! the knobs are huge on that tire! I almost don't believe you!

Where I ride is gravel road mostly, but rocky / muddy / sandy / hard pack clay every where. There is a stint of about 15kms of bitumen we have to ride, that is always 100km/h+.

I just changed my rear tire to a brand new dunlop 952 for the weekend, after 200kms, it has just slightly rounded the edges off. This is my second 952 on my bike, I won't use anything else. Awesome grip everywhere (something that the 606 misses out on).

Do you specifically need a DOT tire? If not, you might want to give the 952's a go. I am just concerned about you wearing out 606's so quickly.

Hi Matty05. I am just about to fit up a Pirelli MT320 to the rear will see how long that lasts. I did tell a fib i got 580km from 606 Picks here. http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f165/pops56/100_7053.jpg Cheers Ian.

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Man, thats crap!!!!! Spewin!

You still have 1/2 tread on that sucker, pitty about throwing knobs.

Tell us how the Pirelli goes! Pirelli make the best car tyres, so should be good.

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Hi Matty05. I am just about to fit up a Pirelli MT320 to the rear will see how long that lasts. I did tell a fib i got 580km from 606 Picks here. http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f165/pops56/100_7053.jpg Cheers Ian.

Off topic question...

Pops, I love the cockpit, I have the same setup, (scotts, triple clamp, pro tapers, etc...) But I have the trail tech enduro computer instead of what you have.

My question is the switch. Did your bike come standard with that? My 05 450 has the stupid on/off led, which I hate.

Is that switch standard on older wr's? what year is yours.

thanks.

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Off topic question...

Pops, I love the cockpit, I have the same setup, (scotts, triple clamp, pro tapers, etc...) But I have the trail tech enduro computer instead of what you have.

My question is the switch. Did your bike come standard with that? My 05 450 has the stupid on/off led, which I hate.

Is that switch standard on older wr's? what year is yours.

thanks.

Thanks mauricedorris. Yes the on- off key swich came on the 04 standard in OZ. Not sure in the USA. The reason i got a Acewell instead of the trail tech enduro computer Was i needed to know the temp as we ride in hot weather up to 51deg. :thumbsup: I think that is about 120 deg.You can set the temp to flash on the screen when it is overheating .Got to know when to back off a bit ( brain goes a bit dull in that temp .lol(Also it is backlit for night rides.)

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